Sophos Recognized as “Champion” in Endpoint Encryption Vendor Landscape Report

January 27, 2012 Sophos Press Release

IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced its Endpoint Encryption solution, Sophos SafeGuard, received a “Champion” rating in the recent Info-Tech Research Group Endpoint Encryption Vendor Landscape Report. The independent report evaluated eight leading endpoint encryption vendors on various product criteria.

Sophos SafeGuard protects data on desktops, laptops and removable media. The company’s award-winning encryption and data loss prevention (DLP) stops data breaches and makes compliance quick and simple. According to the report, Sophos was cited as “offering highly capable and comprehensive products in the encryption space.” The report goes on to note that “the company is steadily growing through acquisitions, and offers affordable solutions,” and that its “endpoint encryption solution has the lowest price, and can combine with and manage other solutions, such as BitLocker.”

“The Endpoint Encryption market is evolving alongside the data it protects by expanding its mobile encryption capabilities,” said James Quin, lead research analyst, Info-Tech Research Group. “Sophos was positioned as a Champion because of their ability to respond to these changing dynamics and set industry trends, as well as the excellent value offered by SafeGuard.”

“Confidential data must be protected, and in today’s business environment with data ‘on the move’ due to the ever-increasing mobile workforce, encryption is paramount,” said Matthias Pankert, vice president of Product Management, Mobile Data Protection, Sophos. “Encryption can no longer be reactionary, as companies cannot afford data leakage. And with the added complexities of data in the cloud, these companies need to be able to quickly and easily secure their information, which is why they’re turning to Sophos SafeGuard.”

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category. In addition to evaluating vendor viability, strategy, reach and channel, the report evaluates products based on features, affordability, usability, and architecture and highlights exceptional contributions to the industry. The 'Champion' designation is the report's top honor and is reserved for vendors that receive high scores for most evaluation criteria, offer an excellent value, have a strong market presence, are trendsetters in the industry, and provide appropriate solutions for small to midsized businesses.

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